Georgian Gambling Laws
Casino gambling is certainly legal in Georgia. There are at least 15 casinos in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia. Some of these casinos are fairly small affairs, with little more than a half dozen slot machines found in a bar or restaurant setting. Others are more elaborate, offering hundreds of slots and a substantial number of table games.
Georgia is a republic which gained independence from the former Soviet Union. Georgia, sometimes known as Sakartvelo, rests on the coast of the Black Sea between Russia and Turkey, though it also borders Armenia and Azerbijan.
Georgia is a part of the Caucasus Mountain region and the city of Tbilisi, also known as Tiflis, has been a part of a major oil industry throughout the Soviet and post-Soviet years.
Georgia maintains close economic and military ties to Ukraine, especially through an oil pipeline in cooperation with its neighbors. Both Ukraine and Georgia are working towards integration into the European Union and NATO, though these and the pipeline question have served to strain relations between Georgia and Russia.
The Georgians seek to end or at least mitigate the long Russian influence over their nation, though their oil pipeline necessarily passes through Russian territory.
Casino Gambling in Georgia
It is an indication of the importance of Tbilisi (Tiflis) that all 15 Georgian casinos are in that city. Because of the oil industry, there are many foreign businessmen who spend time in Tbilisi. Also, Tbilisi is considered a resort city, being situated on the Black Sea. This means a lot of out-of-towners come to Georgia's capital, so the local casino industry caters to these visitors.
Atlantida Casino (Tbilisi) - Atlantida Casino offers a bar, restaurant and 23 gaming machines. The casino section of Atlantida is open from 3pm to 5am every day. Call +995 32 982 378 for Atlantida casino information. Atlantida Casino is also known as the Atlantis Casino.
Casino Adjara (Tbilisi) - Casino Adjara is a 24-hour casino which offers 25 slot machines and a 50 gaming tables, the largest number in Georgia. Featured games are Poker, Blackjack and Roulette. Casino Adjara also has a bar and restaurant. Call +995 32 330 828 for information or visit the Adjara website at www.casinoadjara.com.
Grand Casino Sakartvelo (Tbilisi) - Grand Casino Sakartvelo has 40 slots and 28 casino and poker tables. Grand Sakartvelo is also a hotel combined with a restaurant and bar.
Grand Slot Center (Tbilisi) - Grand Slot Center offers 70 slot machines 24 hours a day. Call the Grand Slot Center at +995 32 920 028.
Imperial Casino (Tbilisi) - Imperial Casino is another smaller casino. The casino floor holds 20 slot machines, and is open between 11 a.m and 2 a.m. every day. Casino Imperial also has a bar. For general information about Imperial Casino, call +995 32 552 024.
Pekini Casino (Tbilisi) - Pekini Casino involves ten slot machines inside a bar. Call the Pekini Casino at +995 32 381 607.
Reno Casino (Tbilisi) - Reno Casino is open between 12 am and 1 am every day. The casino floor space includes 32 gaming machines and 1 electronic roulette table. Reno Casino can be found at 20 Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi. The phone number at the Reno Casino office is +995 32 922 500, or you can call for more general information at +995 32 935 715.
Slot ClubTbilisi (Tbilisi) - Slot Club Tbilisi is a 24-hour casino and is open every day of the year. THe Slot Club includes a restaurant and bar, and is found at 40 Rustaveli Street. To call Slot ClubTbilisi, use the number +995 32 920 028.
Casino Astoria Palasi (Tbilisi) - Astoria Palasi Casino has 123 slot machines on the casino floor, but no gaming tables. Casino Astoria Palasi is open 24 hours per day. The phone number is +995 32 967 504.
Casino Berkoni (Tbilisi) - Casino Berkoni is open from 5 p.m to 8 a.m. every day. It offers 4 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette and 3 Card Poker. The contact number for Casino Berkino is _995 32 920 213.
Casino Flamingo (Tbilisi) - Flamingo Casino has 6 gaming tables, offering such favorites as Roulette and Blackjack. No slot machines are on the premises. Casino Flamingo is open 24 hours per day, and comes with a restaurant and bar. Call the Flamingo at +995 32 995 558.
Chance Casino (Tbilisi) - Chance is found at 10 Ketevan Tsamebuli Avenue, and offers 18 slot machines, a restaurant and a bar.
Grand Casino Tbilisi (Tbilisi) - Grand Casino Tibilizi has 20 slots and 11 gaming tables, including games such as Blackjack, Poker and 3 Card Poker.
Leselidze Casino (Tbilisi) - Leselidze Casino in Tbilizi offers 8 slots inside its restaurant and bar area. To phone Lezelidze, call +995 32 989 060.
Universal Casino (Tbilisi) - Universal Casino has 20 slot machines, as well as a restaurant and bar.
Georgian Casino Law of 2006
A new law came into effect in Georgia in 2006. This required all Georgian casinos to pay an annual fee of 5 million GEL. Also, if casinos ever go up in Batumi or Tskaltubo, operators there will be under a different tax burden. Any Batumi casino would have to pay 1 million GEL, while casinos in Tskaltubo would not have to pay a fee.
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